I have encountered a similar problem before, but it was fixed by removing a large 2gb+ log file in apache.
Now I have checked for any large files and none over 500 megs reside on the server.
firstly, ping http://www.sticksandstone.net and let me know if you experience packet loss. Go to the site and see if it loads slow, because it loads slow as hell for me.
It is not apache because I turned it off and the server still ran slow (SSH).
1. Do you have any suggestions on the issue?
2. Do you think it is a network, hardware, software issue?
3. What do y ou suggest I do? My host says is pings fine so they can't do anything about it. However I have had numerous peers test it and it is loading slow for all of them.
Thanks in advance. I am considering moving hosts simply because of this issue as it has been going on for about 2 days, but I want to certify that it is not my fault.